Slurp Your Sweet Potato

Despite being up until 3am working, I woke up (late) this morning ready to MOVE.


Breakfast was a coffee, an apple, and a jalapeno-cheddar scone (recipe to come… it still needs a little work).  To fuel my energy, I read some neglected fitness magazines.


What resulted was an amazing workout:

  1. 5 min elliptical warm-up
  2. Wide grip lat pull-downs – 3 sets of 12
  3. Bent over dumbbell row – 3 sets of 15
  4. Seated cable row – 3 sets of 12
  5. 30 second planks as an active rest between sets in #2-4 (total 10)
  6. Dumbbell pullover – 3 sets of 12
  7. Row to raise – 2 sets of 12
  8. Push-ups- 3 sets of 15 – superset with…
  9. Standing dumbbell curl – 3 sets of 12
  10. Alternating dumbbell curl – 5 sets of 12
  11. Hammer curl – 4 sets of 15 (or to exhaustion)
  12. 1 min sprint intervals on the treadmill between each set in #10-11 (total 8  )


Then I took the stairs back up to my condo.  Whew!

Dumbbell pullover: this was a new one for me and I loved it!

Row to Raise: great full-body move


That killer workout called for a gigantic protein shake.

You’re probably going to think this is weird… BUT just trust me.



Sweet Potato Smoothie

  • 1/4 large sweet potato, cooked (mine was left over from this)
  • 1 hand full of spinach
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • Ice + water/milk to taste


Combine all ingredients in blender and process until smooth.  Slurp away!


Time to head out the door for the derby sleepover – so excited to hang out with the team off-skates!

Does anyone else have adult sleepovers?!

It’s like high school but now you don’t have to sneak in the alcohol.



  1. says

    Love the idea of adding a sweet potato! I feel like it would be similar to pumpkin, but maybe a bit thicker. I’m still on the fence about the spinach thing, but I bought some fresh spinach and am going to go for it this week!

    • Laura says

      Try it! It is similar to pumpkin – like sweet potato pie and pumpkin pie. :)

      And I promise you – spinach isn’t detectible.


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